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National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
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Nagarbhavi, PB No.7201,
Bengaluru (Bangalore) (District Bengaluru (Bangalore))
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 560072
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is a University recognised by UGC. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka was established on / in 1987.
National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore) of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bengaluru (Bangalore) comes under Bengaluru (Bangalore) Tehsil, Bengaluru (Bangalore) District.
Fax # of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is 080-23160534, 23160521.
Contact Person(s) of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is (are): Dr Sairam Bhat (Coordinator).
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Website of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is www.nls.ac.in, wwwded.nls.ac.in.
Registrar : Prof Dr OV Nandimath.
Contact Details of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80 23213160, 23160532,23160533, 23160535, 23160524
Pin code changed from 560072 to 560242.
CoursesNational Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka runs course(s) in Law stream(s).
Profile of National Law School of India University (NLSIU)The concept of a national institution to act as a pace-setter and a testing ground for bold experiments in legal education came up before the Bar Council of India in the context of the Councils statutory responsibility for maintaining standards in professional legal education under the Advocates Act, 1961.
The idea of deemed university status gained strength in the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India and eventually the BCI demanded a deemed University status from the University Grants Commission.
The co-operation of the Karnataka Government, the Bangalore University and the initiatives of senior members of the Bar Council of India as well as that of Karnataka State Bar Council gave the project distinct possibilities of realization over the years. The idea gained more supporters in course of time within the Council and outside who worked at different levels to establish the institution in the interest of better legal education and higher standards of legal research and training. The promoters of the institution finally, succeeded after thirteen long years of suspense and uncertainty, when the Karnataka Government established on August 29, 1987 through a Gazette Notification, the National Law School of India University at Bangalore under the National Law School of India Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986).
The Act is a unique piece of legislation which incorporates complete administrative and academic autonomy together with flexibility for innovation and experimentation in the pursuit of excellence. By and large, the management of the institution rests with the organized legal profession of the country. Outside administration of justice, the NLSIU is perhaps the best example of Academy-Bar-Bench co-operation in the field of Law in India today. The Chief Justice of India, as Visitor of the NLSIU and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India as Chairman of the General Council of the School provide a stature and prestige to the School unparalleled in the history of legal education in the country.
A large number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts as well as Senior Advocates have offered to assist the NLSIU in its teaching and research programmes making education at NLSIU a rare and exciting experience to the student body. The NLSIU started its journey in 1987 under the stewardship of its Founder Director, Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon. The first batch of students joined on July 1, 1988 in the integrated five year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Course. The NLSIU started its courses in the premises of the Central College , Bangalore University . The NLSIU moved to its own premises at the present address in 1992.
The NLSIU has the following authorities :
The General Council
The Executive Council
The Academic Council
The Finance Committee
Powers of the aforesaid authorities are mentioned below :
The General Council has the power to review the broad policies and programmes of the University and suggest measures for the improvement and development of the School. It also considers and passes the resolutions on the annual report, financial estimates and the audit reports on such accounts. The General Council shall meet at least once in a year. The Chairman of the Bar Council of India shall preside over the meetings. However, so far, the Visitor has attended all the General Council Meetings and whenever he attends he presides over the meetings as per the Statute.
The Executive Council is the chief executive body of the University in which all the administrative control and management of the NLSIU is vested. It hs been empowered to control and administer the property and funds of the School. The Director shall be the Chairman of the Executive Council and the Registrar shall be ex-offico Secretary.
The Academic Council has the power of control over and general regulation of and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination at the School. It has ben mandated to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Director shall be the Chairman of Academic Council.
Finance Committee constituted by the Executive Council consists of the Treasurer of the School who is the Managing Trustee of the Bar Council of India Trust, the Director, three members nominated by Executive Council from amongst its members out of whom at least one would be from the Bar Council of India and one from Government of Karnataka. The Finance Committee has been empowered to examine and scrutinise the annual budget of the school and make recommendations on financial matters to the Executive Council and to consider the proposals for new expenditure, and the periodical statement of accounts and review the finances of the school. The treasurer shall preside over the meeting and in his absence, the Director shall preside.
The University is fully residential, with complete residential facilities for students and staff. The campus had its first building in 1992 and today it has a main academic block, a distance education block, three Halls of Residence each for men and women, one post- graduate women s hostel, staff quarters and a well equipped training centre with residential facilities for participants participating in the training programs.
A new library building named "Shri Narayan Rao Melgiri" has been built with the generous donation made by Mrs. Sudha Murthy of the Infosys Foundation and with the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi .
Vice Chancellor & Professor of Law Dr. A. Jayagovind
Registrar & Professor of Law Dr. V. Nagaraj
Professors of Law Dr. V.Vijayakumar
Dr. M.K. Ramesh
Dr. T. Ramakrishna
Additional Professor of History Dr. V.S. Elizabeth
Additional Professor of Sociology Dr. S. Japhet
Associate Professor of Law Dr. O.V. Nandimath
Dr. Vibha Sharma
Dr. Ashok R Patil
Assistant Professor of Law Mr. Govindraj Hegde
Ms. Sarasu Esther Thomas
Mr. Rahul Singh
Mr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Dr. Sairam Bhat
Assistant Professor of Economics Mr. T.S. Somashekhar
Lecturer in Law Ms. Yashomati Ghosh
Ms. Swarupama Chaturvedi
Ms. Anuradha Saibaba
Ms. A Nagarathna
Lecturer in Political Science Dr. Sujit Kumar Prusheth
Reliance Chair Professor Mr. M. Padmanabha Pillai
NHRC Chair Professor Prof. B.B. Pande
Adjunct Professors Mr. D. Shankar Reddy
Mr. T. Devidas
Prof. H.K. Nagaraja
Dr. Setlur B.N. Prakash
Visiting Faculty N.R. Krishnan
Part-time Lecturers Mr. Maheswara
Mr. M.D. Arun
Mr. Shiva Prasad
All students enrolled in the full-time academic programmes at the NLSIU are members of the Student Bar Association (SBA). It is a matter of great pride for all of us at the Law School that the student body enjoys substantial autonomy and is in fact encouraged by the faculty to engage in a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities as well as hostel administration.
The SBA adopted a Constitution of its own in 2000, which regulates its structure and functioning. The SBA Constitution provides for the yearly formation of twelve Activity Based Committees (ABCs), each having a specific focus. The individual members of each ABC are chosen on the basis of merit in the respective area. Each ABC is headed by a student Convener elected by the particular committee s members, and its functioning is supervised by a faculty advisor. The University funds the intra-institutional activities of the various ABCs, while individual committees raise external sponsorships for their respective inter-institutional events and activities. The working of the ABCs is co-ordinated by two elected representatives, namely the President and the Vice-President.
Every class elects two student representatives who together form the Class Council. This body liaises with the faculty on academic issues.
Similarly, students are also involved in the administration of the hostels through three committees appointed by the Warden - namely the General Welfare Committee (GWC), Mess Committee and Disciplinary Committees.
The SBA has earned a formidable reputation for its wide range of events and activities - be it mooting, legal services, literary and cultural competitions or academic publications.
We publish three student edited journals i.e. the Student Bar Review (SBR), the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) and the Socio-Legal Review (SLR). LeGala is our annual inter-collegiate literary and cultural festival which runs concurrently with Strawberry Fields , which is India s largest student-organised rock show. In recent years, Spiritus , our inter-law college sports festival, as well as the NLS Debate , which is South Asia s largest parliamentary style debating tournament, have attracted both voluminous participation as well as media attention.
Recruitment is also managed completely by students. Each outgoing batch elects a Recruitment Co-ordination Committee (RCC) from amongst its own students, which networks with advocates, law firms and companies interested in recruiting NLSIU students. The recruitment process has so far unfailingly enjoyed a 100 % success rate, and in recent years has even attracted major foreign recruiters. Apart from this, many of our students secure admissions to prestigious universities each year for further study (many of them with scholarships such as the Rhodes, Inlaks, British Chevening among others). Some opt for careers in the academic and voluntary sectors.
We understand that the fee-structure at the NLSIU may cause a prospective student to think twice about seeking admission to the Law School . We are proud to state that these concerns have been addressed by way of a comprehensive merit-cum-need based scholarship programme as well as the easy availability of loans and financial assistance. The University follows the principle that no student once admitted shall ever have to discontinue his/her studies on grounds of financial hardship. Please click here for information about available scholarships.
Please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, for information about student-life at the NLSIU.
President Poongkhulali B. + 91 98459 12196
Vice President Kalrav Rakesh Mishra + 91 99862 95087
The library is the heart of any academic institution and plays an important role in all academic activities and more so in law institutions. Keeping in view the aims and objectives of the Law School, the library has been planned and is being developed by a team of qualified professional library staff and guided by the Library Council. It has a collection of over 40,000 volumes covering a wide range of general and special subjects consisting of text books, reference books, back volumes of journals and reports etc., apart from legal periodicals.
The library has adopted an open access system so as to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources. The library has also established links with other important libraries in and around Bangalore in order to provide inter-library access for the benefit of students and teachers of NLSIU. To assist the students and research scholars in locating literature as well as information in their areas of research, general reference, current awareness and computerized catalogue have been introduced. An orientation programme for new students is also organized to help them acquaint themselves with the library system and services for maximum utilization of the available resources.
The library has introduced computerized facilities for both housekeeping as well as information retrieval.
Since we have now a broad band width leased line connection to the internet it is possible to have easy access to information directly from all available computerized data bases all over the world, not only in the field of law but also in other disciplines. Keeping in mind the vision to create an Elaw School, the University subscribes to many international online databases.
The library has been shifted to the new building and the same was inaugurated by Justice R C Lahoti, the Then Chief Justice of India on 27th August 2005. This ambitious dream of the law school from the inceptionhas come true. The building have all the modern state-of-the-art gadgets with wi-fi internet connection and highly modernized Audio-Visual equipments with teleconferencing facility. Special arrangements have also been made for the physically handicapped persons to access the library. This is a multi (three) stored Building with ample space of 30,000 sq ft. built-up area for storage of books and reading purposes.
To serve the academic community for the furtherance of the academic activities of NLSIU.
To provide an effective information service
To make available modern equipments for effective teaching, learning, research, acquisition of additional Knowledge etc.,
To computerize legal information, storage, retrieval and dissemination and ;
To make available information from various other libraries in and around Bangalore, through a planned resource sharing programme.
PHYSICAL LAYOUT :
The library has been spread into three floors. A Ground Floor, First Floor and Second Floor
The Ground Floor Contains :
All Back volumes of Journals and Reporters are housed here.
The current Journals / Reports which are being subscribed in the library are displayed.
A big reading hall
Two computers are kept here for the purpose of using OPAC and CD-Rom databases.
There are six rooms which are being used exclusively for the purpose of moot activities
The First Floor Has :
An entrance to the library
6 computers for OPAC / Cd-Rom database search
Books Issue / Return Coiunter
All Centers collection like:
- Subrata Roy Choudhury Collection
- Guna Pai Vasanth Pai Foundation
- Shri Vaidyanathan s collection
- Wadhwa and Co. Collection
The above mentioned centers collections are all received as gratis to our library by the respective Trusts / Foundations.
Along with this collection some of the reference materials are also housed here for easy access to the users.
Big reading hall
The Second Floor has:
Text books and other reference books are housed here.
Two computers are placed here for the purpose of using OPAC and CD-Rom databases.
A Big Reading Hall
Services Offered :
Lending of Books
Articles Index Service
News Paper Clipping Service
CD-Rom databases search
Internet Search Etc.,
Back Volumes of Journals & Subscription 15,500
Current Journals 140
General Magazines 9
News Papers 8
Photocopying Machines 3
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* 8.30. A.M. to 12.00 Midnight
* Sundays - 10.00 A M to 4.00 P M
The Law School s alumni have, in the space of only a few years, made glorious strides in severel diverse fields. From courtrooms to commercial law firms, from universities to NGOs and from international organisations to the civil services, our 1000-strong alumni community is making waves not only in India but also on foreign shores. The NLS alumni believes firmly in giving back to the institution and to the Law School community generously not only in terms of financial assistance and assistance in organising and judging moot courts, client counselling competitions and debates, but also by way of academic input to present students. These not only take the form of guest lectures and one-credit courses, but also career guidance talks and internship programmes. Several NLS alumni have even chosen to come back to campus to engage full-time courses over lucrative job opportunities.
The Alumni Association was formally registered as a society in 1997, and it elects its office-bearers every year at its Annual General Meeting. The Association comprises largely of Bangalore-based ex-Law Schoolites, who actively assist the SBA and the University in their many endeavours. For instance, several alumni take time off from their busy work schedules to take specialised seminars and practice-oriented clinical courses. The Alumni Association has, since 2005, hosted a dinner for the outgoing students a day before their convocation.
Since the alumni community is spread the world over, the best way to stay in touch, naturally, is through e-groups. Some of the prominent e-groups and mailing lists are listed below:
â€¢ email@example.com (Delhi-based alumni)
â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org (Mumbai-based alumni)
â€¢ HydNLS@googlegroups.com (Hyderabad-based alumni)
â€¢ email@example.com (LL.B. class of 1995)
â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org (LL.B. class of 1996)
â€¢ email@example.com (LL.B. Class of 1997)
â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org (LL.B. class of 2004)
â€¢ email@example.com (LL.B. class of 2005)
â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org (LL.B. class of 2006)
â€¢ email@example.com (LL.M. class of 2006)
â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org (LL.B. Class of 2003)
In case we have missed batch e-groups from this list, please write to the SBA at email@example.com
To know more about the current activities of the Alumni Association, contact the undersigned.
C. K. Nandakumar
Class of 2001
President, Alumni Association of NLSIU
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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